Book Review: Mother’s Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon

Mother's Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon

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Title: Mother’s Day Mayhem
Author: Lynn Cahoon
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Publish Date: April 2, 2019
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: A Tourist Trap Mystery #6.5
My Rating: 3/5

Picturesque South Cove, California, is the perfect place to celebrate Mother’s Day, but not everyone is feeling motherly…

Jill Gardner, owner of Coffee, Books, and More is almost out of Mother’s Day cards. She has a few more in stock, but she’s set them aside because she needs Greg’s help choosing one for his mother. It’ll be Jill’s first time meeting her boyfriend’s mother, and she’s understandably nervous.

Turns out Jill isn’t the only one having feelings about mothers. Kyle, who works at the antiques store next door, needs to find the perfect card for a mother he hasn’t seen since he was five—when she went away to jail. But her arrival in South Cove isn’t exactly celebratory, her behavior toward her son unexpectedly restrained. Piqued, Jill discovers that a mother can never be replaced…

Mother's Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon
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It’s almost Mother’s Day in South Cove, California. Jill’s boyfriend has asked her to meet his mother on Mother’s Day, signifying a big step in their relationship. That’s not the only story involving a mother though. Kyle, an employee at the antiques store, is looking for his mother. He hasn’t seen her since he was five years old, and, unfortunately, she is not all that eager to reconnect with him.

A novella in the Tourist Trap mystery series by Lynn Cahoon. This book follows book 10 in the series. This was my first Tourist Trap mystery. I feel like I would have enjoyed this story a lot more if I had read the previous books in the series. So, I plan to go back and read the earlier books. This seems like a good cozy mystery series.

The mystery in this novella was very light. It focused on locating Kyle’s mother. The characters were all likable. The setting and story were charming. I look forward to reading more of this series.

I won a free Kindle version of this book in a Goodreads Givewaway.

4 thoughts on “Book Review: Mother’s Day Mayhem by Lynn Cahoon

  1. Truth be told, I haven’t seen my oldest children in 9 years, so this is relatable. I do however, WANT a relationship with them, we talk all the time.

  2. There seem to be more and more novellas being written these days. It keeps the interest in a series between main books, but I am not sure if I like this trend or not. I am glad you enjoyed it enough to want to read the series. I do enjoy this series quite a bit. I did not realize this one was a novella.

    1. Novellas do seem more popular lately. I didn’t realize this was a novella when I started it. I kind of like the novella trend though. 😀

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